I was born in San Francisco and attended public schools there. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in American Studies and then chose to study art. I attended CCSF, spent a year at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and spent two years studying at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, Germany.
In 1995 I joined the Artist Guild of San Francisco, the City’s premier outdoor exhibition group, a nonprofit devoted to exhibitions, public art education, and artist career advancement. I have been on its Board for over 24 years and served three terms as its President.
I show my work at least 18 times a year with that organization. I also display my work twice a year at Open Studios at the Hunters Point Shipyard, the largest collection of artist studios on the West Coast. In addition, my artwork can be found periodically at galleries in SF, around California, and Montana.
I balance my time in the art studio with halftime work as an Arts Educator and Administrator at an inner city public school in San Francisco’s Mission district, a job I have done for 22 years. My mission there is to ensure that all of the students receive a strong education in Dance, Music, and Visual Art.